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ISBN: 0767927028

ISBN13: 9780767927024

The Mountain Between Us

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Now a major motion picture starring Kate Winslet and Idris Elba From the author of Where the River Ends , comes this page-turning story of love and survival. On a stormy winter night, two strangers wait for a flight at the Salt Lake City airport. Ashley Knox is an attractive, successful writer, who is flying East for her much anticipated wedding. Dr. Ben Payne has just wrapped up a medical conference and is also eager to get back East for a slate...

Customer Reviews

7 ratings

Well written - great read!

Detailed story of two people who survive a plane crash in a snow covered mountainous area far from help.

Amazing book!

This is one of the best books Ive ever read. First book Ive read by this author, so I will read every single one he has ever written as soon as I get my hands on them. No spoilers here,,,,,,,but have to say, I loved the dog too.

the Mountain Between Us

What an absolutely lovely book! In many ways this was a typical plane crash in the mountains and "how do we get rescued book?", but the author's deft writing technique made it into so much more. I loved being able to read a book where the man was honorable in spirit and in deed. I loved seeing how deep a love can grow between two people that isn't necessarily a romantic or sensual type of love but one grounded in caring and gentleness and putting oneself out for the other. While I caught on to the `secret' of Ben's marriage fairly early, it made the book all that much better for his dedication to his wife. I had trouble reading the last few pages of this book as I was weeping copiously. I might cry upon seeing the occasional good movie, but rarely have I ever cried when reading a book. This one touched me deeply and I look forward to many more books by this author. If I could, I would give him 10 stars. Besides writing a touching wonderful novel his has also proved that you don't have to throw two people in bed together in the first 20 pages of the book to keep a person attention. Genuine love and caring in the characters will keep my attention much longer than anything. Thank you for a lovely book!

Another Winner from Charles Martin

I purchased the Kindle edition Thursday evening and finished late Friday night, i.e. it was a page turner. The other reviews cover the plot well. There are surprises I don't want to spoil. I have a suspicion where the end was going but Charles took my focus else where so I was surprised. This book is unique, the use of the recorder to tell the back story, the setting, the surprises. Not surprising--the depth of love the characters show in typical Martin style. I wish there was some mention of the spiritual background of the characters. Ben shows the fruit of the spirit but his thought life never reveals any prayers. Prayer would have been expected by believers or atheist. I assume Charles has been asked this so I'll check out his blog for an answer. Looking forward to Martin's next book.

Can't-put-it-down Reading!

Ben Payne, an orthopedic surgeon, can't return home to Florida after a medical convention in Colorado Springs. Due to an advancing winter storm, commercial flights are cancelled. But Grover, a seasoned private pilot, will take him and a fellow passenger, Ashley Knox. Ben has invited Ashley, a writer from Atlanta, because when they casually met at the airport, she confided that she was on her way home to her wedding. He cherishes the memory of marrying his beloved wife, Rachel, and can't resist offering the young woman the chance to get home in time for her own nuptials. Although the tremendous storm is advancing rapidly, Grover is confident that he can outrun it. Ben, Ashley and Grover talk about marriage after Ben listens to a voicemail message from his wife --- a message that sets up an intriguing mystery about their relationship. Grover has been married for decades, while Ben's 15th wedding anniversary is approaching. The two men share tender thoughts about their wives with Ashley. Grover also mentions that they are flying over Utah's High Uintas Wilderness, which happens to be 1.3 million acres of remote wilderness. The elderly pilot also lets them in on the fact that, since he is flying by sight, he doesn't need to file a flight plan. Then he starts coughing --- an ominous sound that causes Ben to recommend he see his doctor as soon as he returns home, since he confesses to a cardiac condition. Grover talks about taking his wife flying...and those are his last words. His heart fails, yet he manages to land the plane, although it spins and somersaults. The plane is terribly damaged, and so are its two remaining living human passengers (Grover's dog also survives the crash). Ben has broken ribs and possibly a collapsed lung. Ashley suffers a dislocated shoulder, a broken leg, and probable internal injuries. Of course, it's snowing, and when Ben comes to, he realizes that they won't last long in the freezing cold. He discovers that the impact of the crash buried the plane in a snow bank, forming a snow shelter that at least keeps the temperature warmer than the outside. When he examines Ashley, who is unconscious, he must figure out how to care for her. He knows he must set her leg before she rouses; otherwise, she won't be able to bear the pain. Their situation is dire, at the very least, if not hopeless. No one knows that they went up in Grover's plane. When the plane's tail broke apart, the Emergency Landing Transmitter, which would normally send out a warning signal, was destroyed. This all adds up to one grim fact: they will not be rescued. Ben and Ashley have no food beyond a small bag of trail mix, and they have minimal pain medications for the type of injuries they've suffered. When Ben manages to make his way up the nearby mountain, he sees no signs of man anywhere in the snowy wilderness. The elevation, over 11,000 feet, is also taking a toll in altitude-related symptoms, such as increased difficulty in breathing. When he returns

Hard to Put Down

I am a fan of Charles Martin and consider him to be my favorite author and this book did nothing but escalate those feelings. After waiting a year and 11 months for this book ,I was not disappointed. I won't go into the story because I don't want to spoil anything for you. I just want to let everyone know that the book is fantastic. I love his phrasing or choice of wording or whatever the literary term is for "I like the way you talk". It's beautiful. The descriptions are not lacking...the book played like a movie in my head and I had a terrible time pulling myself away from the book to get things done...I had to see what happened next.... I finished it in 2 days and the only problem with that is that I finished it and will have to wait a year for his next book. When I reached the last page, I had the thought of flipping back and starting it again. I may just do it.

Fantastic Read

Another great book from Charles Martin! I loved this book from the first page to the last. It will pull at the heart strings like all of his other books. If you havent read a Charles Martin novel yet this is a great one to start with!
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